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The Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in Song

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Wednesday July 10, 2013

From NPR

Experience The Legacy Of The Civil Rights Movement In Song
By: Kat Chow

NPR Music has launched a stream of songs inspired by the civil rights movement, sending the pulse of an era back into our everyday…

…There are few better ways to immerse yourself in that era than through its sounds. If you flipped on your radio in the ’60s, you might have heard Nina Simone’s rambunctious — yet incredibly pointed — “Mississippi Goddam” seeping through the stereo.

To read more click here and for the full playlist — including music from Sweet Honey In The Rock and Lizz Wright — click here